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When Can You Start Drinking Again Alcoholic Beverages After A Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy: When the tissues are healed, no pain with swallowing acidic or solid foods. ...Read more
Abuse or at risk: In men less than age 65 more than 3 drinks in 1 day or 14 in a week is considered abuse and at risk. We do not use clinical. However, we use abuse or dependency both are present > 1 year but abuse has 1 criteria, dependency 3 or more they are at risk and abuse. Have them talk to their doctor. ...Read more
A total of 886 drugs (5667 brand and generic names) are known to interact with alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol). 130 major drug interactions, 722 moderate drug interactions, 34 minor drug interactions.
Ask your prescriber and/or pharmacist about your specific medications. ...Read more
YES: Alcohol affects everything. It is a toxin. You have t decide if it is worth the risk and this will be determined by the severity of your disease. It will also affect the metabolism and affect of any medications you may be taking. The Safest course is to not drink it. The more severe your sarcoid or more meds you take the greater your risk. ...Read more
You can't!: The major problem with every diet (the hcg, adkins, south beach, etc) is that when you stop it, you always regain the weight when you go back to eating the way you were before. That's why the diets advertise losing weight quickly but rarely show people who kept the weight off. Remember: alcohol contains calories which can cause weight gain like any other drink. Limit it as much as you can. ...Read more
Tomorrow is my 21st birthday and I have a catscan at 8 AM tomorrow with contrast. Would I still be able to drink alcoholic beverages at night?
If U have a chest : Cold u can see your PCP to find out it is just cold or u have also infection, and u can try to rest. ...Read more
I never understand: Why people who ask if it's ok to drink never say HOW MUCH they are drinking HOW OFTEN. I guess I actually do understand — it is because they are drinking too much, too often. If you are talking about 1-2 social drinks on an occasion after taking your supplement (what kind, for what purpose?) it probably doesn't matter, but if you are getting drunk, then DON'T. ...Read more
Does drinking rum affect the nervous system in ways that are different from other alcoholic beverages?
Alcohol is alcohol: The only difference between different forms of alcohol is the percent of alcohol in the drink, which in combination with the amount consumed determines the effective dose of alcohol. This absorption of the dose may be altered by several factors, such as whether food is present in the stomach. ...Read more
Headache has soon as someone wakes up. What's the reason and best way to subdue the headache? Does not drink alcoholic beverages! Infrequently happens
I have only had 4 alcoholic beverages in my life. With every sip I get a burning tingle in my rectal area. Is that normal? Is it because I don't drink
not common: The nerves of the digestive system are complex and not well understood. It is possible that there is some connection between alcohol contact in the mouth and rectal sensation. It could also be that your own emotional response to drinking is driving neurological response at the rectum. Perhaps the easy thing to do is stop drinking. Maybe one day we will understand this better. ...Read more
Can a person safely drink 1-2 alcoholic beverages on a special occasion while on 5mg of lexapro (escitalopram)? Getting conflicting info, are there liver issues?
I wouldn't: If I were the person concerned, I wouldn't drink while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) or any other psychotropic medication. If your liver is impaired, metabolism of both Lexapro (escitalopram) and alcohol will be impaired as well. Some may be able to tolerate the increased sedation, etc, but I'm not willing to okay something I wouldn't want to do myself. ...Read more
Umm...likely not.: Just in case you're in denial, 10-15 alcoholic beverages is a lot of alcohol. A lot! And because it probably did not happen overnight, you've likely been drinking too much for many years. Which means that it is highly unlikely that you are, indeed, healthy. My professional advice is to see a physician as soon as possible to get evaluated and checked out. It's the way to know for sure. Good luck. ...Read more
You will get sick: Drinking alcohol while taking Metronidazole can cause violent nausea, vomiting and other unpleasant symptoms of being ill. Asking this question makes me wonder if you are not an alcoholic. A normal drinker can easily follow the doctor's advice not to drink while on metronidazole. ...Read more
Possible yes: Recommended NO. The most common reason minocycline is prescribed is for acne, and alcohol consumption actually is a risk factor for getting acne, and makes acne worse. Alcohol also has multiple drug interactions that interfere with the functioning of many drugs. More than 2 drinks per day in men, and 1 drink/day in women are associated with many adverse health effects. ...Read more
I take 800mg of gabapentin 4x a day for nerve pain. Can I drink alcoholic beverages? What are the possible affects?
Sort of: I don't know of any studies indicating potential interactions when using the two. However, most people who are trying to quit smoking report that alcohol stimulates their craving for nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigs are highly addictive and drinking alcohol while trying to quit is counter-productive. ...Read more
For two days I've had two numb spots in my right leg, I'm not sure what's wrong, I was drinking a large amount of alcoholic beverages, could that be w?
Numbness: If the numbness persists, you should see a doctor. Not sure if it's related to heavy alcohol consumption. What sometimes can happen is that if you "pass out" and lie on one part of your body for extended periods without moving, that can cause a form of trauma to the nerve which could be causing the numbness. If you drink like that frequently, check your B12 level. Low B12 can cause nerve problems. ...Read more
I drink 3 liters of water every day but when I have any alcoholic beverages my feet hands and face swell right up.why?
You may be: Allergic. Wine for example has sulfites (red wine). ...Read more
What part of ANS would be affected if one gets tachycardia after eating and drinking alcoholic beverages (wine coolers)? Is that a sign of dysfunction?
May be normal: To some degree, it is normal to get some increase in heart rate after eating & drinking (esp high sugar foods like alcohol) as digestion naturally increases the work of the heart/Increased blood flows to the stomach to aid digestion. The vagus nerve interfaces with the autonomic, parasympathetic control of heart rate, and may impact this response. If this is only/main symptom, not dysfunction. ...Read more
How long after having wisdom teeth pulled do you have to wait before you drinking alcoholic beverages?
5-6 days: As long as you are healing normally with no complications you should be able to resume reasonable consumption of alcoholic beverages after 5-6 days without hurting the healing process. ...Read more
Stinging sensation behind both earlobes right at the top of jaw bone. Mostly happens when I drink alcoholic beverages and sometimes when I eat.
Pain behind ear lobe: May be temporal mandibular joint pain(TMJ) or may be from teeth grinding or may be tooth ache or ear fluid Would follow up with dentist and ENT or assess the symptoms. ...Read more
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